These recipes will help you to go deliciously green for St. Patrick’s Day!
St. Patrick’s Day is one Irish celebration in which people all over the world take part. Since it is an Irish tradition, it’s recommended that you celebrate this amazing day like the Irish! And how exactly do they do it? Well, with good old traditional home cooking, of course!
Here are some amazing recipes that you should try:
Oreo Mint Trifle
Since it is St. Patrick, a delicious combination of mint and chocolate is in order! Full list of ingredients can be found at Thrifty Northwest Mom.
Create the pudding according to the directions in the package. Place the pudding in the refrigerator. Whip the heavy cream in a mixer until it starts to peak. Add in powdered sugar. Continue whipping. Add the mint, 6 to 10 drops of food coloring. Continue whipping until peaks form. Place the cream in the refrigerator. Chop ¾ of the Oreos. Place it in the bottom of the container. Place ¾ of the pudding on top. Add another layer of Oreo topping then add a layer of the heavy cream mixture.
Now that we are done with a minty dessert, let’s head to a traditional Irish savory meal.
Colcannon (Irish Mashed Potatoes With Butter and Kale)
Colcannon is one Irish recipe that exists so people can have an excuse to eat more butter! Full list of ingredients can be found at Cook The Story.
Peel and cut potatoes into 2-inch chunks. Place them in an Le Creuset oven dune. Add 2 tablespoons of salt. Add water that will cover all the potatoes. Partially cover the pot and allow the water to boil over medium high heat. Remove the cover then reduce the heat and allow it to simmer. Cook until the potatoes are already fork tender. Drain the water and leave potatoes in the colander. Add 2 tablespoons of butter into the pot. Place it over medium heat and allow to melt. Add in the kale then half a teaspoon of salt. Stir until the kale wilts. This will take 3 to 4 minutes. Add in the green onions and continue cooking for 30 seconds. Add the potatoes to the pot. Mash these well. Add in ½ cup of milk then stir well. Add more milk until you have achieved your desired creaminess. Transfer the mashed potato to soup bowls and add a slice of cold butter on top.
We can’t get enough butter with this recipe! Up next, we have a traditional Irish recipe that your guests will love!
Irish Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese Shamrock Biscuits
Are you in the mood for some Irish cheese biscuits on St. Patrick’s Day? Full list of ingredients can be found at Foodepedia.
Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Using butter, grease 2 to 3 baking sheets and line them with baking paper. Add in flour, cayenne pepper, grated cheese, ½ teaspoon of salt and pepper into a mixing bowl and stir everything well. Add in butter and rub the entire mixture together until it resembles fine bread crumbs. Add in egg yolks and stir using a kitchen knife. The mixture must form a ball. Place in a work surface and knead until smooth. Roll the dough out 5 mm thick. With the use of a cookie cutter, cut out the dough and carefully arrange them on the baking sheets. Re-knead the trimmings to make more biscuits. Chill the cut outs for 30 minutes. Bake for 10 more minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool in a baking tray. Store biscuits in an airtight container.
So, what are you waiting for? You already have the green recipes! Now, all that you have to do is to invite all your family and friends and cook, eat and drink with them during St. Patrick’s Day!